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Dawgcatching and teammates TV interview and crash footage (cycling mostly).

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Not skiing, I know, but cycling, and there is a skiing connection....

 

Nice little interview with myself and a couple of teammates before Cascade Cycling Classic.  For those of you who don't follow cycling, it is one of the top NRC Pro races in the country.  All of the top US based pros are here, as are a couple of European development teams (BMC, Livestrong/Trek). Big field of 200 riders, about 80 pros.  Fun for us locals.  I placed 11th the first day on the mountaintop finish (only non-pro in the top 25 or so), and 29th overall on GC (mostly because I can't time trial and lost 5 minutes that day!).  Still, I can't complain, the top 100 at least are all full-time riders. I can't race that much, for obvious reasons, but it is fun to show up and mix it up with guys who race their bike for a living.

 

http://www.ktvz.com/news/Local-athletes-also-compete-hard-in-CCC/-/413192/15613790/-/9oij7xz/-/index.html

 

the second video is my teammate Bedford crashing in the Saturday night crit.  10,000 people show up to watch the race (mostly to see crashes like his).  Slow-motion of the crash at 1:05.  Superman-ing over him is the National Criterium Champion, Eric Young-not the guy you want to crash out.. Bedford's connection to skiing is that he was a pro freeride competitor in the early part of the 2000's.  Placed at several North American comps.  Has broken every other bone in his body too....when you ski with him in Utah, you get to ski with insane skiers that are usually featured on recent big-mountain movies.  He is our tree-trunk sprinter and all-around fast guy for the flats, racing with him is really fun.  Anyways, for the ski part of this, he says his favorite all-around ski is the Mantra (you can do absolutely anything on that ski, any snow condition, and stomp any landing).  For soft snow, he skis the S7 or Super 7 (same deal, it does anything in the right snow).  The guy is fearless on skis (and on a bike).  I asked him how he felt so comfortable banging bars in a crit, and his comment was "well, look what I used to do for a living!".

 

post #2 of 5

Great result, Scott.  That's a scary crash.  I'm glad I'm not a bike racer!

 

Mike

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Wow, congrats on that result against that field.
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post

I placed 11th the first day on the mountaintop finish (only non-pro in the top 25 or so), and 29th overall on GC

 

Holy shazang. Nice going, dawg!

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Great interview, great result &...

 

...OUCH!

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